A spokesman for JJ Rhatigan said the firm disagreed with the finding and planned to appeal the decision on the workers’ status. Photograph: Getty Images

A State authority has determined that a number of construction workers on a Government-funded school building project were employees and not self-empl(...)

Sinéad Pembroke works in Trinity College Dublin’s School of Nursing and Midwifery: “I can’t think about buying a house or starting a family”. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

A global shift has taken place since the financial crisis to more insecure jobs, according to the International Labour Organisation. Labour experts(...)

Je Me Souviens (2007) by Peter Gallo

Peter Gallo Douglas Hyde Gallery, Trinity College ****   It makes sense to look at the work of Peter Gallo with an eye to his(...)

Unite picket at Kishoge Community College in Lucan. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Pickets will again be placed today by the trade union Unite on a school building site in west Dublin in a dispute over alleged under-payment of worke(...)

Unite picke at Kishoge Community College in Lucan today. Photograph: Cyril Byrne / The Irish Times

The trade union Unite today placed pickets on a school building site in west Dublin in a dispute over alleged under-payment of workers.The move follow(...)

Relatives of the late Kate Fitzgerald pictured outside Dublin City Coroner’s Court last year - (L to R) Geraldine Yoes (aunt), William Fitzgerald (brother), Sally Fitzgerald(mother) and Tom Fitzgerald (father). Photograph: Collins Courts.

The Department of Justice has referred a complaint about the Garda investigation into the 2011 death of public relations consultant Kate Fitzgerald to(...)

Pride of place: artists Jack Donovan and John Shinnors  in front of Donovan’s Suzannah and the Elders (1975) at the ‘Personal Choice’ exhibition.  Photograph: Alan Place.

The artist Jack Donovan has a special place in the history of Limerick School of Art and Design. A student there from 1951, he was appointed it(...)

Laois hurlers opened their campaign with a defeat to NUIG at Rathdowney yesterday. The home team began well and led 0-4 to 0-1 after eight minutes but(...)

Central Bank of Ireland issues John F. Kennedy collector coin. Photograph: Patrick Browne

Two coins marking the 50th anniversary of President John F Kennedy’s visit to Ireland have been launched by the Central Bank. The €10 silver coin and (...)

Tom and Sally Fitzgerald outside Dublin City Coroner’s Court last Wednesday. Photograph: Collins Courts.

The parents of Kate Fitzgerald have described the suicide verdict at her inquest as “tragically wrong” and have vowed to continue their campaign for “(...)